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Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) started in 2011 as a small group of young people interested in standing up for the right of children and young people in Nsawam. Under the leadership of the Founding Director; Emmanuel Ametepey, the group started raising awareness on child sexual abuse and volunteered in schools, churches and communities to advocate for the protection of children.

Eventually, the little youth group drew attention and started holding training sessions for teachers, parents and communities leaders on how to protect children against the horrendous crime of sexual abuse. From this growth and involvement, many issues facing hard to reach children and young people were witnessed firsthand and it became very evident that a small youth group was not enough to fight the war millions of our unfortunate young people fight every day in Ghana.

Therefore, the urgency to work beyond one community level was compelling and Youth Advocates Ghana-YAG was born. The organization was legally registered in 2012 and certified with all statutory bodies as a non for profit organization in Ghana.

Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) works to achieve lasting improvements for vulnerable children and young people through comprehensive sexuality education, youth civic participation, educational scholarship and mentorship programmes. Through sustainable community initiatives we empower in and out of school youth and offer opportunities for health living and productive pursuits.

Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) envisages a Ghanaian Society where children and young people can live a fulfilled life, and walk in the fullness of their potential.

Empowerment: We believe that every single individual in society needs empowerment. We create opportunities for the empowerment and full realization of young people potential

Innovation: We believe in creativity in providing solutions to the needs of young people. We turn ideas into reality.

Partnership: We work together with all those who care, recognizing that more is achieved through co-operation than competition.

Youth Leadership: We value youth leadership in project design and implementation. We enlighten, encourage and empower youth by providing leadership training that will promote and enhance the quality of life for themselves, their communities and our world.